Clinton just needed to survive it without any major gaffes, and she accomplished that goal
Donald Trump entered Wednesday night’s presidential debate with his campaign in crisis mode. As sexual assault allegations and an endless parade of scandals beset the GOP nominee, the likelihood that he will suffer a landslide defeat on Nov. 8 grows by the day. A steady drum beat of national polls now show him trailing Hillary Clinton by a large margin, with some polls even showing her ahead by double digits.
Wednesday night’s debate, therefore, provided Trump with one final opportunity to rescue his flagging campaign. It also provided Clinton with one last chance to make her case to a national audience.